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Arhaven House Concerts is hosted by Joe and Bev Angel.  We are located just east of Austin, Texas, about halfway between Austin Bergstrom Airport and Bastrop.  House concerts are on Sunday afternoons.  Use the form at the bottom of the page to contact us for more information or to be added to our email list. Be sure and give us your email address.

Canadian Folk Icon


Sunday, September 13, 2015

At the home of Joe and Bev Angel
Doors open: 2:30 PM, Concert begins: 3:00PM

I rarely use words like "icon" and "legendary" when telling you about one of our house concert artists but these words certainly apply to Valdy, who hasn't performed in the Austin area in far too long a time.  Bev and I have been big fans since we first saw him perform on the main stage at the Kerrville Folk Festival many years ago and we are very excited to have him kick off our fifth season.  Valdy is a Canadian singer, guitarist, and songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life.  He has sold almost half a million copies of his 13 albums, has two Juno Awards (Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year), a total of seven Juno nominations and four Gold albums to his credit.  One of Canada's most influential songwriters, Valdy's composition "A Good Song" was recorded under the title "Just a Man" by the venerable Quincy Jones. "Play Me a Rock and Roll Song" has been recorded by a John Kay of Steppenwolf and others.  Valdy has performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival numerous times and tours Canada, the US, and Europe.  In 2011 he was appointed Member of the Order of Canada, the second highest honor for merit in Canada.

Don't miss Valdy's return to Austin.  It will surely be a memorable show.

Click here for videos of Valdy

Few performers are capable of achieving the kind of energy he generates on stage. - Globe and Mail probably doesn't ring a bell with most Americans, but in Canada this singer and guitarist is a legend. - Anchorage Times

 ....unquestionably the most public performer in Canada today, and the most loved. - Macleans

Valdy is regarded as one of Canada's most distinctive and successful minstrels. - Humber Log

 Valdy elicited a genuinely warm standing ovation, the real kind, where the applause continues long after the encore is assured. - Winnipeg Free Press

 ...judging by last night's performance, Valdy's musical magic is alive and well. - Beacon Herald

One of the best evenings of entertainment Confederation Centre has ever seen....a man of formidable talents. - Charlottetown Evening Patriot

 Valdy remains one of the country's purest and most credible storytellers. - Toronto Star

 He's a master of country, folk, rock and blues, and the catch is that whatever the sound, people know that Valdy is sincere. - Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Arhaven House Concerts is a handicap accessible, smoke free, alcohol free, dog and cat free house concert series located just off Highway 71 half-way between Austin, Tx and Bastrop, Tx. Well-behaved youngsters ages 13 and over are welcome.  Coffee and lemonade will be provided as well as a snack during the break between sets.  Attendance to the house concert is by invitation only, RSVPs are required and are on a first-come, first-served basis.   Unless otherwise noted, suggested donation of $15/person is requested in advance to hold your reservation.  Suggested donation at the door is $20/person If you need to cancel, give us at least a 48-hour notice and we will refund your money.  100% of the proceeds go to the performer. The street address of Arhaven House Concerts will be emailed to those with confirmed reservations a few days in advance of the concert.
A song circle will be held after each house concert. All musicians are invited to bring their instruments and join in the song circle and everyone else is invited to stay and watch. We will provide a light dinner at no charge to all who choose to stay and enjoy the song circle. You may bring beer and wine to enjoy during the song circle.


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